A ‘messed up’ paedophile who took photos of himself sexually abusing a baby and a toddler is free from prison after a judge decided his sentence was too harsh.
Police raided John Long’s home after being tipped off that he was downloading indecent images of children and extreme animal porn.
When a police officer trawled through thousands of sick pictures on his computer, she spotted photographs of him molesting two very young boys as they slept.
Long, 20, of Maghull, Liverpool – who was even pictured abusing the baby in a pram – later told police: “My head is messed up.”
Judge Brian Cummings, QC, originally handed him two years and eight months in a young offenders institution at Liverpool Crown Court.